Category Archives: News Releases

Women Not Closing the Gender Gap on Eye Disease

Vancouver, May 3, 2017 – May is Vision Health Month, and BC Doctors of Optometry (BCDO) are encouraging British Columbians to make eye health a priority. According to a study from the National Eye Institute, women are more likely than men to suffer from vision impairment conditions such as age-related macular degeneration (AMD), cataracts and […]

BC Doctors of Optometry announces new CEO, Pria Sandhu

(Vancouver, BC) On behalf of the Board of Directors, Gurpreet Leekha, President, is pleased to announce the appointment of Ms. Pria Sandhu as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of BC Doctors of Optometry effective Wednesday, February 1, 2017. Ms. Sandhu takes the helm at BC Doctors of Optometry after nearly a decade as Executive Director of […]

BC Doctors of Optometry Honours Key Leaders

The BC Doctors of Optometry honoured key individuals for their significant contributions to the profession of optometry and community at the Annual BC Doctors of Optometry conference on Sunday, February 21, 2016. The association recognized Dr. Brenda Horner of New Westminster, Dr. Paul Neumann of Saanichton, Dr. Harbir Sian of Abbotsford, and Sharanne Gaiga of […]

B.C. Association of Optometrists elects new executive and honours key leaders

The Association has re-elected Dr. Sherman Tung of Vancouver as president, elected Dr. Brenda Horner of New Westminster as vice-president and Dr. Murray Hurlbert of Maple Ridge as secretary-treasurer. The election also saw three new directors join the board for two-year terms: Dr. Amanda Farley of Vernon, Dr. Lloyd Mah of Coquitlam, Dr. Kelly Newhouse […]

Statement in Response to CBC News Go Public

Earlier today, CBC ran a story that appears to pit Doctors of Optometry against the online dispensing of eyeglasses and contact lenses. But BC Doctors of Optometry are on record as supporting consumer choice and not opposing online sales, as long as the purchase is made through a regulated provider with proof of a valid prescription.